Empire Moulding and Millwork opens 217,000-sq.-ft. distribution center
November 4, 2022 | 12:48 am CDT

Empire's new distribution center.

ZEELAND, Mich. -- Novo Building Products is opening a new Empire Moulding and Millwork distribution facility in Amherst, N.H. Strategically located 60 miles north of Boston, the new 217,000-square-foot-facility services 750 independent lumberyards, specialty millwork shops, stair manufacturers, door fabricators, ProDealers, and home centers across New England.

“This strategic expansion allows Empire to better support and service customers throughout the Northeast with a wide breadth of products,” said Jeff Leys, President and COO of Novo Building Products. “The new Amherst facility is our response to the steady increase in demand from New England customers seeking high-quality interior millwork products supplied on a timely basis.”

Based in Zeeland, Mich., Novo Building Products operates 14 facilities under four regional brands: Ornamental Decorative Millwork, L.J. Smith Stair Systems, Empire Moulding & Millwork, and Southwest Moulding and Millwork. The company also operates Novo Direct, which offers global sourcing and mill direct brokerage services.

Troy Mittler, regional VP Northeast of Novo Building Products said “The new Amherst facility created more than 70 new warehouse and administration jobs. The new facility is a state-of-the-art distribution center utilizes an auto stack racking system that maximizes space utilization, increases operating efficiency, improves employee safety, and minimizes the potential for damage to the product.

"The facility also has16 loading bays plus four drive-through interior loading bays to facilitate the high volume of product that will be processed on a daily basis for our customers.”

The product assortment available from the Amherst location includes a wide variety of high-quality millwork products including stair parts, MDF, finger joint, and solid wood mouldings. High-quality products from other Novo Regional brands; L.J. Smith® Stair Systems, Ornamental Decorative Millwork, and Turncraft® Columns, are stocked at the new facility.

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